JUDGING FORMAT


Prejudging 


  • Individual routine with 10 second warning up to one minute in time.  
  • Quarter turns
  • Mandatory posing comparisons/ callouts


Finals


Individual Posing Routine
Finals routine will be a maximum 90 seconds in length, performed to music of athletes choice adhering to rules set forth by the NPC. Music containing profanity or explicit language should not be used and may result in routine being cut short.

No  Props will be used.

No heels may be worn at any time during the competition/judging of women's physique.

Suits worn by women's physique competitors for prejudging must be two piece. Suits do not have to be solid in color. The bottom of the suit must be V-shaped. No thongs are permitted. Competitors can compete in an off-the-rack suit. All suits must be in good taste.

 NPC MEMBERSHIP


  • Each competitor must be a member of the NPC.


JUDGING CRITERIA  


Symmetry, shape, proportion, muscle tone, poise and beauty flow 
Physique assessment and comparison will take place during prejudging

Women’s Physique Division has been created to give a platform for women who enjoy weight training, competing, contest preperation. Competitors should display a toned, athletic physique showcasing femininity, muscle tone, beauty/flow of physique.

The following are examples of common terms used in the bodybuilding industry. These words can be helpful to assess what should NOT be descriptive to the physiques being judged in women’s physique:
Ripped, shredded, peeled, striated, dry, diced, hard, vascular, grainy, massive, thick, dense, etc.
While all types of physiques will be considered when it comes to height, weight, structure, etc. Excessive muscularity should be scored down accordingly.

Women’s physique competitors should have the overall aesthetics and look that is found in figure with a little more overall muscularity.

NPC WOMEN’S PHYSIQUE​ DIVISION RULES​

MANDATORY POSES


  1. Front Double Biceps/Open Hands (no flat footed full front pose - some sort of front twisting pose)
  2. Back Double Biceps/Open Hands
  3. Side Triceps with Leg extended
  4. Side Chest with Arms extended
  5. Front Ab/Thigh


Height Classes

  • Up to & including 5’6”  (Class A)
  • Over 5’6"  (Class B)

Olympia & National Qualifier